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Wonho Frank Lee

Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Los Angeles

With everything from a Frozen-themed bounce house to bougie rooftop fetes

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| Wonho Frank Lee

There's no doubt 2016 has been quite a year. Luckily Los Angeles has plenty of outstanding options to celebrate the year that was and usher in new beginnings with a wide range of festivities at some of the city's best restaurants and lounges.

Some restaurants like Alma at The Standard are keeping it low key for those who want to sip natural wine flights and order a la carte. Others, however, are going out with a bang with some pretty outrageous extravaganzas. Palos Verdes' Terranea resort is throwing quite the fete complete with a fine dining experience followed by a DJ and bottle service bash. But what is perhaps the best party theme goes to the Art District's Westbound, which will host a "Let It Go 2016" soiree with a Frozen-themed bounce house.

Whether you're looking for a reliable meal to bid farewell to 2016 or a full fledged night of debauchery, here are 18 of the best New Years Eve options in Los Angeles, listed in no particular order.

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West Hollywood is always a lively place to ring in the New Year, and Bar10 is taking the festivities to new heights with a live singing drag concert at 9 p.m. with open champagne bar from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Baldoria

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Little Tokyo’s Baldoria is offering a $20 bar buffet with small bites like mini lobster rolls and chocolate peanut butter cake pops that will be open from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Should be a nice way to soak up bottled cocktails and bubbly.

Brack Shop Tavern

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Head to Brack Shop Tavern for an '80s NYE party rife with a balloon drop and complimentary champagne toast. Special menu items will include neon cocktails and curried deviled eggs.

There are few better ways to ring in the New Year than with some of the city’s best pizzas and pastas. Sotto’s $75 four-course prix-fixe include menu highlights of squid ink garganelli with uni and crab, rack of lamb with fregola and eggplant, and citrus meringata with Prosecco and grapefruit granite.

Pour Vous

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Pour Vous has been a reliable option of New Year’s festivities. This year the lounge is offering $80 early bird and $100 general admission tickets that include premium open bar, live performances, burlesque, and DJs. Even better? The NoMad truck will be parked outside all night.

Salt's Cure

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Select from a three or five-course prix-fixe at meat-centric Salt’s Cure, where menu highlights include the restaurant’s popular duck leg with oatmeal griddle cakes and grapefruit pie.

Cafe Birdie

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One of Highland Park’s newest dining destinations, Café Birdie, will serve menu specials like steak Oscar and American caviar with buckwheat blinis to complement your bubbly.

Doheny Room

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Celebrate the New Year in style at one of West Hollywood’s hottest restaurant and lounges. Doheny Room is hosting a Gatsby-themed bash with a seven-course prix-fixe for $75 for the first seating and, for those looking to ball out, $100 plus a table minimum for the second.

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Terranea’s mar’sel is offering just about everything you could possibly hope for on a New Year’s Eve night out. Begin with a five-course tasting menu at the Palos Verdes fine dining gem before moving on to the hotel’s NYE Ballroom Extravaganza with a deluxe open bar, food stations, and bottle service. Menu highlights include foie gras with persimmon jam, prosciutto-wrapped veal chop, and lobster with hand-made pappardelle.

The Cannibal

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The Cannibal LA is throwing an old school hip hop house party from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. An $85 ticket includes passed hors d’oeuvres, charcuterie, whole animal feast, two drink tickets, and champagne toast. Or go for gold with the $125 option that also includes open bar of draft beer, wine, and draft cocktails.

Manuela

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Downtown LA’s Manuela in the Hauser Wirth & Schimmel art complex is offering two prix-fixe menu options with items like elk tartar, grits with shaved truffle, and Dungeness crab cake. A DJ will spin until 1:30 a.m. to keep the party going well after dinner.

Spago Beverly Hills

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Spago is offering guests the full NYE experience that begins with a three-course menu, DJ and dancing, and concludes with a 1 a.m. breakfast buffet to soak it all up.

E.P & L.P.

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Before the long night of revelry begins, enjoy an eight-course prix-fixe dinner at EP with courses like wood-grilled baby green lip abalone, rock lobster salad, and Australian Wagyu short loin. Then prepare for an evening of debauchery upstairs at LP for an apres ski-themed bash with open bar and chalet-inspired décor.

Diners at Paley can enjoy dishes like mirin-braised pork belly and filet mignon while listening to a five-piece jazz band. After a screening of the ball drop on the dining room wall, a DJ will spin tunes until 2 a.m.

Michael's - Santa Monica

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The recently Besha Rodell-approved Michael’s will ring in the new year with a feast inspired by the restaurant’s Santa Monica farmer’s market haul. Diners will also enjoy a complimentary sparkling toast at midnight.

The Arthur J

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Along with The Arthur J’s signature steakhouse fare, this Manhattan Beach gem with mid-century modern flair will offer live music from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., a complimentary toast, and specials like lobster thermidor and Kagoshima Wagyu.

Westbound

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In what is probably the most incredible NYE party theme of the year, Westbound is hosting a “Let it Go 2016” event complete with a Frozen-themed bouncy house. That’s right, hop to your heart’s content for $20, including a champagne toast. NYE revelers also have the option to begin the night with a rib eye, roasted turkey, or salt-crusted whole fish dinner by chef Taylor Persh.

Alma at The Standard Hotel

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Alma at The Standard is going “anti-NYE” with its a la carte menu for a no-fuss night out. Diners can still get in the spirit of the evening with a champagne toast and a “Women in Wine” natural wine flight with selections by Ashleigh Parson’s favorite female producers.

Bar10

West Hollywood is always a lively place to ring in the New Year, and Bar10 is taking the festivities to new heights with a live singing drag concert at 9 p.m. with open champagne bar from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Baldoria

Little Tokyo’s Baldoria is offering a $20 bar buffet with small bites like mini lobster rolls and chocolate peanut butter cake pops that will be open from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Should be a nice way to soak up bottled cocktails and bubbly.

Brack Shop Tavern

Head to Brack Shop Tavern for an '80s NYE party rife with a balloon drop and complimentary champagne toast. Special menu items will include neon cocktails and curried deviled eggs.

Sotto

There are few better ways to ring in the New Year than with some of the city’s best pizzas and pastas. Sotto’s $75 four-course prix-fixe include menu highlights of squid ink garganelli with uni and crab, rack of lamb with fregola and eggplant, and citrus meringata with Prosecco and grapefruit granite.

Pour Vous

Pour Vous has been a reliable option of New Year’s festivities. This year the lounge is offering $80 early bird and $100 general admission tickets that include premium open bar, live performances, burlesque, and DJs. Even better? The NoMad truck will be parked outside all night.

Salt's Cure

Select from a three or five-course prix-fixe at meat-centric Salt’s Cure, where menu highlights include the restaurant’s popular duck leg with oatmeal griddle cakes and grapefruit pie.

Cafe Birdie

One of Highland Park’s newest dining destinations, Café Birdie, will serve menu specials like steak Oscar and American caviar with buckwheat blinis to complement your bubbly.

Doheny Room

Celebrate the New Year in style at one of West Hollywood’s hottest restaurant and lounges. Doheny Room is hosting a Gatsby-themed bash with a seven-course prix-fixe for $75 for the first seating and, for those looking to ball out, $100 plus a table minimum for the second.

mar'sel

Terranea’s mar’sel is offering just about everything you could possibly hope for on a New Year’s Eve night out. Begin with a five-course tasting menu at the Palos Verdes fine dining gem before moving on to the hotel’s NYE Ballroom Extravaganza with a deluxe open bar, food stations, and bottle service. Menu highlights include foie gras with persimmon jam, prosciutto-wrapped veal chop, and lobster with hand-made pappardelle.

The Cannibal

The Cannibal LA is throwing an old school hip hop house party from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. An $85 ticket includes passed hors d’oeuvres, charcuterie, whole animal feast, two drink tickets, and champagne toast. Or go for gold with the $125 option that also includes open bar of draft beer, wine, and draft cocktails.

Manuela